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Flipped Reviews

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John Gholson
Cinematical
February 9, 2012
Has my heart grown so cold and battle-scarred that I can't allow myself to be completely won over by Flipped, or is Flipped such a load of flavorless mush that there's not enough charm for me to embrace?
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
September 9, 2010
This is the movie version of comfort food from your grandmother: Familiar, wholesome and rather bland.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
September 8, 2010
Rather than providing insight into childhood and the past, Flipped merely panders to those who want to idealize them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
August 26, 2010
Reiner's picture lands somewhere between synthetic nostalgia and the texture of real life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
August 6, 2010
I can't say anything nice about Flipped, a painfully clumsy adaptation of a tween novel by Wendelin Van Draanen.
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Andrew Barker
Variety
August 2, 2010
A somewhat leaden piece of work, its considerable charms nearly smothered by strange pacing and awkward staging.
Kimberly Gadette
Indie Movies Online
August 27, 2010
Upon reflection: if the subject in this 'Rashomon-com' isn't all that involving at first glance, a second peek from the other side of the looking glass may not carry that much more insight.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
August 2, 2010
Reiner again demonstrates compassion and insight into young people's battles to acquire self-knowledge, but in his new film, too many clearly fictional characters and contrived situations bog down his story.
Matt Stevens
E! Online
August 5, 2010
Flipped is sweet but unsubstantial, kinda like puppy love itself.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
August 25, 2010
A treacly tweener saga of first love that drowns in nostalgia, Flipped furthers Rob Reiner's slide into irrelevance.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Sarah Boslaugh
Playback:stl
September 17, 2010
...takes what could have been a charming coming-of-age story and buries it beneath layers of cinematic overkill that push you away from the film when they should be drawing you in.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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Adam Markovitz
Entertainment Weekly
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
November 26, 2010
If the feature doesn't latch on to the senses immediately with its sugared claws, it's a long, ugly 85 minutes of dreadful behavior to endure, waiting for an ending that never arrives.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Frederica Mathewes-Green
Christianity Today
September 24, 2010
Rob Reiner seems to be aiming for a boomer audience, but it's a relentless exercise in nostalgia -- clothes, hair styles, cars, and doo-wop soundtrack -- that feels manipulative.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brandon Fibbs
BrandonFibbs.com
September 9, 2010
Reiner was clearly sick the day they taught filmmaking at film school-you show, not tell the audience what's going on. What at first seems sort of clever quickly turns into an exercise in exasperating tedium.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Matt Pais
Metromix.com
August 26, 2010
Youth and nostalgia are no excuse; even The Wonder Years called off the narration so the story could tell itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
November 21, 2010
...if you want a wholesome, ultimately feel-good film about young love, this might be it. Or not.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
January 6, 2014
I expected more from Rob Reiner.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
August 27, 2010
That Flipped isn't insufferably cute is a measure of its integrity. But it still strains to view the world through the eyes of children without a filter of grown-up cynicism.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Cliff Doerksen
Chicago Reader
August 26, 2010
Based on a popular young-adult novel and brimming with all the angst and schmaltz you'd expect from such a source, this awkward coming-of-age drama does nothing to gild the legacy of middlebrow maestro Rob Reiner.
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